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Tiwary set to go under royal knife

The Bengal batsman will undergo a surgery on his injured right shoulder in London, reports Nilankur Das.

cricket Updated: May 22, 2007 01:52 IST
Nilankur Das

Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary will leave for London on Tuesday morning for an arthroscopic surgery on his injured right shoulder under Dr Andrew. The operation will take place on Wednesday morning at the King Edward VII Hospital, where the members of the royal family are treated, and if everything goes according to schedule, Tiwary will return on May 30.

“The expenses will be borne by the Board of Control for Cricket in India,” the Cricket Association of Bengal president Prasun Mukherjee said at a press conference at the BC Roy Club House on Monday. Tiwary will remain at the hospital till May 29 and it will take another eight to 12 weeks for the batsman to regain full fitness after rehabilitation. That would mean Tiwary would not be considered for the England series starting from June 23. Tiwary was picked for the one-dayers against Bangladesh but he had to return after injuring his shoulder while fielding without playing a match.

“After the board-appointed doctor (Anant Joshi) had seen Manoj and recommended surgery, the cricketer wanted a second opinion. So we at the CAB referred his case to physician Dr TK Banerjee and orthopaedic surgeon Dr Ronen Roy. And after seeing his MRIs, both concluded that Manoj would need surgery. We then contacted Dr Wallace and sent him the reports and plates by courier. His reply came on May 19 and he too suggested surgery.

“We informed the BCCI president Sharad Pawar of the situation and he told us that since Manoj is one of the most promising players we have, he should get the best possible treatment. He asked us (CAB) to make the necessary arrangements and the expenses would be taken care of by the BCCI,” Mukherjee said. Dr Wallace had operated on Sachin Tendulkar’s right shoulder in March last year and Mukherjee said the post operative risks are just five per cent.

Dr Wallace’s diagnosis

There is a large detachment of the anterior labrum (rim) of the socket in his right shoulder. This is unlikely to heal naturally and my advice is that he should consider an arthroscopic stabilisation (labral repair), a process in which the labrum is repaired by keyhole approach to reattach the labrum using small implants embedded in the bone.